England lived up to their potential to reach the UEFA Nations League semi-finals, getting out of a group consisting of the mighty Spain and World Cup 2018 runners-up Croatia. They did so by coming from behind and defeating the latter with a scoreline of 2-1 at a joyous Wembley.
In a game where permutations and probabilities were aplenty, one equation was simple; if either side won, they advanced to the last four. Andrej Kramaric gave the visitors a lead against the run of play around the hour mark. It left the Three Lions with a tough job of needing to scoring twice. Failure to do so would lead to relegation.
Gareth Southgate’s men made it happen though, despite not playing their best football. A long Joe Gomez throw fell into the path of Harry Kane, whose stab towards goal was enough to get past Dejan Lovren and find Jesse Lingard, who had a tap-in from barely a yard.
England took the lead five minutes from time when a Ben Chilwell free-kick made its way through to Kane, who did well to prod the ball into the back of the net
Here’s how we rated the Three Lions in the match.